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Re: “Hole in the Mall: It's a 'Precarious Moment' for Burlington's CityPlace Project

Seems like this space would be perfect for a permanent farmers' market.

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Posted by Oleander on 11/08/2018 at 10:19 PM

Re: “Uprooted: Burlington Farmers Market Seeks a New Home

How utterly shocking that it's more important for the Mayor to ram through a redesign that will not only kill City Hall Park's soul, but also a vibrant farmers' market that benefits everyone. And what for? Gentrification at all costs, I guess.

We have to vote this guy out, decisively, next time he's up for re-election.

27 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Oleander on 11/01/2018 at 1:06 PM

Re: “To Restart Construction, Burlington Amends CityPlace Agreement

Chris S: Not to mention the fact that these "smart meters" -- in addition to being blatantly classist -- fleece the average citizen. If someone has paid via the app, and vacated the meter before their time has expired, the signal still flashes red: indicating, seemingly, that more money is required. Except in many cases it's not. It's a feature, not a bug! The City routinely gets double the money for the same minutes/hours of parking. And where does all of this extra revenue go?

11 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Oleander on 08/29/2018 at 3:16 PM

Re: “To Restart Construction, Burlington Amends CityPlace Agreement

Wow, never could have seen THIS coming. ::eyeroll::

But at least we have those lovely and slick propaganda posters, complete with polished stock photography, adorning the chain link fences around the site while we wait for the highly confident Sinex to secure his financing. I agree with Bob B: the best-case scenario here is that the project fails completely, and we can turn the space into a public park.

I also agree with RB: "Keep digging, 7D!"

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Posted by Oleander on 08/28/2018 at 2:42 PM

Re: “High E. Coli Levels Force Closures at Two Burlington Beaches

"Weinberger has vowed action."

How many times has this happened now? What exactly are you vowing to do, Mr. Mayor?

26 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Oleander on 07/29/2018 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Burlington City Council Urges Nurses, Hospital to Settle Their Differences

What is the exact point of milquetoast "resolutions" like this? "Figure it out?" Gee, thanks, City Council, for the constructive assistance. Looks like you're trying to have your cake and eat it, too. Fortunately, most of the community can see right through it.

19 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Oleander on 07/17/2018 at 2:06 PM

Re: “UVM Medical Center Nurses to Return to Work Saturday

I hope the union does hold another strike vote immediately. It's already clear that Whelan has no intention of re-negotiating in good faith. And the fact that she was willing to spend $3m over two days to AVOID paying nurses what they're worth, as opposed to spending approximately $4.6m over an entire year* to pay them what they ARE worth, speaks volumes as to her priorities.

The community is behind you, nurses. Patients before profits!!

*$14m difference between what the nurses are requesting and the hospital is offering, divided by three years.

18 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Oleander on 07/16/2018 at 8:07 AM

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